the “singing waiter” and chief Schnuch lieutenant. Here, too, a police detail was ready for trouble.
In the meantime Haegele yesterday appeared still securely ensconced as leader of the New York Friends. Dispossess served on the Schnuch forces, who still controlled the editorial and business offices of the Deutsche Beobachter, was answerable today.
Approval of Haegele’s action in defying the administration was voiced by Bronx and Manhattan Nazis at Turn Halle Tuesday night. More than 1,500 were present and 900 turned away for lack of space.
A minor scuffle broke out after the meeting when Haegele followers, emerging from the hall, clashed with Schnuch men who were handing out leaflets scoring the separatist movement and calling for the return of dissident Nazis into the Schnuch fold. A police detail under Sergeant Hannigan dispersed the crowd. No injuries were reported.
At the meeting Haegele promised closer conformity to Hitlerite ideals and denounced the deposed leadership as “corrupt.” He charged that Dr. Schnuch was the puppet of Gissibl, at whose mention a number of auditors shouted, “Gangster!”
Haegele charged that $27,000 had “mysteriously disappeared” from the treasury of the now defunct Nazi organ, the Deutsche Zeitung, while it was under the control of the Schnuch-Kappe-Zahne faction.
“You were a bunch of suckers,” he told his acclaiming audience. Dr. Schnuch was accused of compromising with the Jews, a charge which evoked heated shouts of “phui” from the audience.
Hundreds of storm troopers, who blossomed out in new caps, patrolled the hall. One person who took out an envelope to jot down some notes was seized by the seat of his trousers and coat-collar and bodily carried out by two storm troopers.
Three hundred Jewish families of Bieltzy, Russia, were engaged in the liquor trade in 1896, when the government established a monopoly.